Special Collections and University Archives

Department Head Petrina Jackson, 515 294-8270
Assistant Department Head & Collections Archivist: Laura Sullivan, 515 294-9680
University Archivist: Brad Kuennen, 515 294-4216
Rare Books & Manuscripts Archivist: Amy Bishop, 515 294-8807
Outreach Archivist: Rachel Seale, 515 294-5311
Reference Coordinator: Olivia Garrison, 515 294-7866
Reference Specialist: Becky Jordan, 515 294-9527
Collections Assistant: Matt Schuler, 515 294-0048
Project Archivist: Christopher Anderson 
Project Archivist: Whitney Olthoff
Audiovisual Preservation Specialist: Rosie Rowe

Reference Desk: 515 294-6672, archives@iastate.edu

Physical Location: 403 Parks Library, 4th floor

Departmental Responsibilities: The Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives Department identifies, selects, preserves, creates access to, provides reference assistance for, and promotes the use of rare and unique research materials that support major research areas of Iowa State University. The Department maintains these research materials because they are best managed separately from the ISU Library's General Collection due to their subject area, rare/unique qualities, source, physical condition, or form.

As part of the department, the University Archives serves as the primary repository for the historical records of Iowa State University. The University Archives collects, describes, preserves and exhibits university records that contain historical, administrative, legal, or fiscal value.

For more detailed information regarding the department's collections, programs, and services: